The table below looks at the statistics for WCF skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited WCF over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
Rank 63 73 66
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Permanent jobs citing WCF 16 24 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 2.17% 2.41% 2.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.35% 4.84% 4.86%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 19
Average salary £47,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,450 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -
WCF
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
299 496 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 40.63% 49.90% 48.35%
Number of salaries quoted 268 451 472
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

WCF
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

WCF Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

WCF
Salary Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WCF across the Oxford region.

WCF Salary Trend in Oxford

WCF
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing WCF across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

WCF Salary Histogram in Oxford

WCF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF.

1 33 (100.00%) C#
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 26 (78.79%) SQL
3 24 (72.73%) Web Services
4 23 (69.70%) SQL Server
4 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET
5 22 (66.67%) WPF
6 21 (63.64%) MVC
7 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
8 16 (48.48%) Scrum
8 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (45.45%) Windows
9 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (39.39%) RESTful
11 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
12 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (30.30%) XML
13 10 (30.30%) HTML
14 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
14 9 (27.27%) CSS
14 9 (27.27%) TDD
14 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
16 7 (21.21%) OO
16 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
17 6 (18.18%) Degree
17 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (18.18%) Subversion
18 5 (15.15%) XSLT
18 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing

WCF
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Oxford region citing WCF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited WCF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (69.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) OLAP
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (18.18%) Subversion
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.06%) NUnit
5 2 (6.06%) MSTest
5 2 (6.06%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (6.06%) Moq
General
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (87.88%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) .NET Developer
3 13 (39.39%) C# Developer
4 10 (30.30%) Software Engineer
5 8 (24.24%) Web Developer
5 8 (24.24%) C# Software Engineer
6 7 (21.21%) C# Web Developer
6 7 (21.21%) Web Engineer
6 7 (21.21%) Agile C# Developer
6 7 (21.21%) WPF Developer
7 6 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (15.15%) Programmer
9 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (12.12%) Database Developer
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Developer
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Database Developer
9 4 (12.12%) SQL Programmer
9 4 (12.12%) Database Engineer
9 4 (12.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (9.09%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 24 (72.73%) Web Services
3 23 (69.70%) ASP.NET
4 22 (66.67%) WPF
5 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (39.39%) RESTful
7 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (30.30%) XML
8 10 (30.30%) HTML
9 9 (27.27%) CSS
10 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
11 5 (15.15%) XSLT
12 4 (12.12%) OOXML
12 4 (12.12%) jQuery
12 4 (12.12%) REST
12 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 4 (12.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (12.12%) Kendo UI
13 2 (6.06%) Unity DI Container
13 2 (6.06%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
1 4 (12.12%) N-Tier
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile Computing
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) MVC
2 16 (48.48%) Scrum
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 9 (27.27%) TDD
5 7 (21.21%) OO
6 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.12%) System Testing
8 4 (12.12%) MVVM
9 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) Web Application Development
9 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 2 (6.06%) BDD
10 2 (6.06%) Kanban
10 2 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (6.06%) OOP
11 1 (3.03%) Multithreading
11 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 1 (3.03%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 33 (100.00%) C#
2 26 (78.79%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.12%) C++
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) C
6 1 (3.03%) Delphi
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Telerik